South Korea Children's Day around the world in 2023

South Korea Children's Day around the world in 2023
2010-2012 Visit Korea Year poster: kids & traditional masks. Image via Korean Culture and Information Service

  How long until South Korea Children's Day?
South Korea Children's Day
  Dates of South Korea Children's Day around the world
2024 South KoreaMay 5
South Korea Sun, May 5National Holiday
2023 South KoreaMay 5
South Korea Fri, May 5National Holiday
2022 South KoreaMay 5
South Korea Thu, May 5National Holiday
2021 South KoreaMay 5
South Korea Wed, May 5National Holiday
2020 South KoreaMay 5
South Korea Tue, May 5National Holiday
  Summary

This Holiday was founded by the Korean childrens writer Pang Chong-hwan in 1923 as a way to instil in the children a sense of independence and national pride

When is Children's Day?

Known as Boy's Day until 1975, Children's Day (orini nal) is a South Korean national holiday celebrated on May 5th each year.

History of Children's Day

It was founded by the Korean children's writer Pang Chong-hwan in 1923 as a way to instil in the children a sense of independence and national pride. It was designated as a national holiday in 1975.

Children's Day highlights the dignity of children and their need for love, care, and respect. It is also a day to honour adults that have contributed to improving the lives of children.

Children of all ages are celebrated during Children's Day and the entire community is involved in the festivity.

Many cities have parades and public activities and museums, zoos, amusement parks, and movie theatres offer free admission to children.

Traditional games, such as yut are played. Gifts are given to children from their parents and from stores that the children visit during Children's Day.

Tae kwon do demonstrations are often part of the Children's Day activities. Tae kwon do is a form of self-defence that originated in Korea more than two thousand years ago. It involves more sharp, quick kicking than the Japanese style karate and is both a physical and mental discipline.

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